This fantastic looking scale model of the European built C-160 goes beyond stand off scale, it is superbly finished looks the part both on the ground and in the air, the white UN colour scheme is simply outstanding making the C-160 a must for fans of multi-engined aircraft.
The fuselage is composite, with a high detail finish, complete with all panel lines. The paint finish is realistic and the final touch is added by the high quality and detailed water slide decals. The wings and horizontal stab are balsa and are also nicely covered and finished, the wing is 1pc for easy transportation. There is an excellent hardware package included, as well as the realistic looking 10 wheel landing gear.
There can be no doubt, this fantastic looking Transall is really going to turn heads at your local field, both on the ground and in the air!
Features: Fiberglass fuselage & cowls Ultra High Detail UN Colour Scheme Accurate Scale Panel Lines Easy Access Battery Hatch Removable 1pc Wing for Easy Transportation Photo Manual and all Hardware Included Robust 10 Wheel Undercarriage
I see there are a lot of questions concerning the C-160. Maybe this will help! The B-25 has the counter rotating engines KV 1000. Perfect size for this plane. You can also use the 9x6.5 Prop from the B-25 with one rotating clockwise the othe counter clockwise. This will take care of your power problem
It is strange why this plane is $20 more expensive than the yellow/white C-160 version. Specs are the same but this more expensive version has a few more items like a photo manual, water slide decals and full hardware whatever that means. And why can we not get info on max propeller size? It has a limit since a too large prop will hit the body
I agree this color is nicer and I have ordered it. Will let you know what prop size it can take and indeed I know that they should be counter rotationg.It is still very strange that we are not told about max prop size by HK - all they need to do is to take it out of the box and measure it - a matter of a few minutes work. And I think props should be 3-blades so why is a 2-blade spinner recommended?
Just received the plane. Very, very nice indeed. The distance from motor center to nearest body part which is the wheel cover, is 100 mm or 4 inch so max prop is 8 inch. There is an OK manual I think but it says propeller 9 x 6E which will not work. I bought NTM propdrive 3542/1250KV - as recommended here but it seems to be an overkill as it needs a bigger prop. A review say 10 x 7 prop on 3S will give 503Watt. But guess I will try this motor with 4S
Hi again, I will tell HK. I have a "bug the boss" privilege on my account site and I think that's the only way I can tell them. I don't think a regular email or entry to the forum will have any effect. Ditto nice chatting with you
You have to be a Platinum Member which I see you are but then you to become an Elite Club Member. I am spending a fortune on HK which is my adiction and kind of crazy.But guess this is the reason. However I also do a lot of reviews which maybe can be a criterion for this privilege - Here is what they tell: You are currently an EliteClub member, which means you have either placed a substantial number of orders or contributed greatly to the R/C Community. As an EliteClub member you are also offered certain privileges which will be communicated to you via email or in your account section (here) from time to time. EliteClub members can also use the 'Bug-The-Boss' feature. Allowing you to send a short message directly to HobbyKings director informing him of an issue or suggestion.
WHOOPS I appologize. I made a stupid mistake. It is indeed possible to use a 9" prop and there is still 1/2 inch left before it hits the body side. I hope I haven't mislead anybody. I will use a 3 blade Master 9 x 7 which is still a bit smaller than the 10 x 7 recommended for NTM propdrive 3542/1250KV (It is now not listed anymore as recommended motor for this plane- wonder why?)
looking at the pics it looks like a wing off battery replacement. Now I know it isn't a 5 flight a day type of plane but wing off can be a pain. Also looking at the vids of the other C160 it has to land hot and that could be a problem off grass
I have just completed building the plane and it is indeed very nice. High quality kit and extremely nice finish. It is not an easy plane to build so I recommend beginners to start with somnething a lot easier. I have downloaded the manual in the file section here so you can see for yourself. And the manual is good. I used the recommended motors NTM propdrive 3542/1250KV but I see it is not any more on the combo list - don't know why. Maybe they are too cheap (ha,ha). I use 3-bladed Master props 9 x 7, one regular the other pusher. I also use 2 x HobbyKing 50A ESC and I plan to use at least a 3000 mAh battery as both motora will draw a lot of current. I will try using either 3 or 4S. I think 4S will be needed since the 9 x 7 prop is a bit smaller than the 10 x 7 recommended for the motors. The max size prop you can mount on this plane is 9". It is a heavy plane - almost 3 kg so you will need a lot of pulling power from the two motors. I haven't flewn the plane yet. Plan to do it this week end and will let you know the outcome
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Mark in Aus
Just flew mine. Running 2 NTM Prop Drive Series 35-42A 1250Kv with master airscrew 9x7 3 blade props 2 suppo 60a esc's and 2 3s and ZIPPY Compact 2700mAh 3S 35C Lipo Packs. Huge power at 42amps. Taxied well even though there is very little weight at the nose. Took off and climbed out fast. CG was pretty much spot on..Several circuits later I tried a slower more scale turn at approximately 50 meters. Just as I started to turn ,it tip stalled and went into a spiral dive. Let go of the sticks to correct then gave a little elevator. Again it went into a violent spin. Tried again letting it straighten out and then a little elevator. Same result. After that I just watched it spear into the ground. Everything destroyed from the main wing forward. So if you have one of these, fly it fast.